30 cars and 90 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 7/30 : The Matra 670 B (1974)
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30 cars and 90 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 7/30 : The Matra 670 B (1974)

The Matra 670 B (1974) : 30 cars and 90 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 7/30

On the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has selected thirty historic cars grouped into three per decade, all up for public vote by race fans. To participate, click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Matra 670 B that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974.
 

In 1974, it was the third consecutive win of the Matra 670, the culmination of a journey that started in 1966 in La Sarthe, and the return of a French manufacturer to the highest step of the podium of the 24 hours since the victory of Talbot -Lago in 1950. Icon of this magnificent saga, the Matra MS 670 also made ​​history with the fabulous sound of its V12 engine, which can still send a shudder down the spine of many enthusiasts. Matra is also linked with the story of Henri Pescarolo, whose exploits (in the night of 24 hours in 1968 with broken windscreen wiper), drama (the accident which deprived him of the 1969 24 Hours ) and three victories (1972 with Graham Hill, 1973 and 74 with Gérard Larrousse). One of the most important chapters in the history of French motorsport was once again written at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans ...

Year : 42nd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (15 & 16 June 1974)
Number of cars entered : Three
Technical Information :
Atmospheric 3 litre V12 
Drivers :
Gérard Larrousse-Henri Pescarolo (n°7)
José Dolhem-Jean Pierre Jaussaud- Bob Wollek (n°8)
François Migault-Jean-Pierre Jabouille (n°9)
Results :
1st (Gérard Larrousse-Henri Pescarolo)
3rd (François Migault-Jean-Pierre Jabouille)
Retired (José Dolhem-Jean Pierre Jaussaud- Bob Wollek)